I love colorful eyeshadows, and there have been some interesting palettes that have released over the years! If you’re in the market for something that’s not just neutrals, you may want to check out some of these. Too Faced Pretty Rebel and Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren both deserve honorable mentions; two of my favorites, but they are limited edition. I try to make these lists stand the test of time and avoid limited edition inclusions, but at this moment, both palettes are still available for purchase if they interest you. For now 🙂
- Sugarpill Cold Chemistry — a set of four, cool-toned shades
- bareMinerals The Elements — beige, orange, green, and blue for a particularly unique color combination
- Urban Decay Electric — for bold, bright near-neons
- Tarina Tarantino Fantastical — if you love purple, this one’s for you
- Sleek Sunset — bright golds, yellows, and coppers
With so many neutral palettes available these days, it can be hard to keep them all straight! These are my current favorites that are permanent…
- Urban Decay Naked — the original is still a go-to for travel for me, though I love Naked2 and Naked3 as well
- LORAC Pro Palette — 16 shades of neutrals from matte to shimmer
- Chanel Raffinement — smokier, cooler neutrals
- bareMinerals The Truth — cooler-toned, darker neutrals
- LORAC Unzipped — warm, shimmery pinks, browns, and bronzes
Makeup Geek Smoky Eye Look
I haven’t done a smoky eye in awhile, so I wanted to try it with some of the products I had tested recently as well as with some shades I’ve worked with in the past. Then, I wanted to experiment with pairing a warmer lip with a smoky eye, as my typical go-to is something cooler-toned, like a rosy beige or more bubblegum-like pink.
I first applied Makeup Geek Rockstar Eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid and blended upwards over the tear duct, towards the brow bone. Then, I patted on Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow to the center of the lid to brighten and create a gradient towards the outer lid. I used Makeup Geek Corrupt Eyeshadow to darken the outer corner and crease, which created a smoky effect. I softened the crease color’s edge by applying Burberry Trench Eyeshadow to the brow bone. I defined the lower water line with Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer Highliner Gel Crayon, and then I used bareMinerals Skinny Dip Eyeshadow smudged on the lower lashine.